Jump to content

[BUG] Gboard feature to quickly change capitalization will DELETE the word instead


Recommended Posts

Google Gboard has an extremely useful feature to quickly change the capitalization of a word after you've already typed it. Simply highlight the word and then tap the shift key to cycle through uncapitalized, first letter capitalized, or all letters capitalized. See animated gif below.

Unfortunately, since the very first Android beta release (before the public launch of V10) this useful feature instead results in Evernote deleting the word instead. Confirmed still present for me as of the latest version 10.11 (1114563). As of recent Evernote versions, not only does the word get deleted but now the view jumps to the top of the note, making it extra annoying (particularly in a longer note).

There's a long thread in the Android private beta forum tracking this issue but I didn't see one in the public issues forum so I wanted to post this and gain some visibility.

 

cw_jr_gboard_google_keyboard_android_keyboard_shift_700x700-100875764-orig.gif

Link to comment
  • Evernote Expert

I learn something new everyday on these forums ;) Never knew about this function in Gboard so never knew that there was a problem.

Gboard and Evernote 10 have not played well together since the EN 10 launch. There was also the issue with jumping over the next word when typing a space instead of adding the space. That issue was fixed in EN 10.14

Easy to replicate. I'd 'upvote' if I could...

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
  • 1 month later...
  • 1 month later...

Bug still exists in v10.15, to which I was recently upgraded.

@Scott T.I'm not sure if this is your area, but I see you regularly logging and acknowledging bugs and would love if you could confirm if this will ever be fixed. It's been a reproducible bug since the original Android v10 beta (before public release). Thanks.

Link to comment
  • Evernote Staff*

@Paul A.Took a quick look. We have a ticket in for this and it's got a higher priority. But the editor team has been knocking out a whole lot of other high priority issues as part of the overall effort to improve the quality and performance of the V10 clients. I'm not part of the editor team, so can't speak to when this might get fixed. But, I will ping the manager about it and see what I can do. Can't promise more beyond that. 🙂 

  • Thanks 3
Link to comment
On 8/18/2021 at 9:45 AM, Scott T. said:

@Paul A.Took a quick look. We have a ticket in for this and it's got a higher priority. But the editor team has been knocking out a whole lot of other high priority issues as part of the overall effort to improve the quality and performance of the V10 clients. I'm not part of the editor team, so can't speak to when this might get fixed. But, I will ping the manager about it and see what I can do. Can't promise more beyond that. 🙂 

Thanks so much @Scott T.! I'm happy to know it's on the list to eventually(?) get fixed. If you find out anything more from the product manager, I would appreciate it. This bug has been around for over a year (pre-release, as I mentioned) and it's quite frustrating to "forget" that I can't use this feature in Evernote due to muscle memory of using this all the time in Gmail and other apps, and then to find my selection is deleted.

Link to comment
  • 2 weeks later...
On 8/18/2021 at 9:45 AM, Scott T. said:

@Paul A.Took a quick look. We have a ticket in for this and it's got a higher priority. But the editor team has been knocking out a whole lot of other high priority issues as part of the overall effort to improve the quality and performance of the V10 clients. I'm not part of the editor team, so can't speak to when this might get fixed. But, I will ping the manager about it and see what I can do. Can't promise more beyond that. 🙂 

Just updated to the latest release, 10.16, and the bug remains. 😕 

Link to comment
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 3 weeks later...
On 8/18/2021 at 9:45 AM, Scott T. said:

@Paul A.Took a quick look. We have a ticket in for this and it's got a higher priority. But the editor team has been knocking out a whole lot of other high priority issues as part of the overall effort to improve the quality and performance of the V10 clients. I'm not part of the editor team, so can't speak to when this might get fixed. But, I will ping the manager about it and see what I can do. Can't promise more beyond that. 🙂 

Tested 10.17, and just now 10.18. Bug remains. /sadface. :(

 

  • Sad 1
Link to comment
  • 4 weeks later...

Updated to 10.19, and bug remains. :( 

It's coming up on a whole year since this bug was first acknowledged by Evernote staff (not in this thread). I know lots of hard work is going into all the apps and I appreciate that, but it's hard not to be disappointed when another update drops that doesn't fix a bug that's been languishing for so long. I have well over 100 apps on Android that I've used across multiple phones, and Evernote is the only app that has ever demonstrated this issue. Frustrating.

  • Sad 1
Link to comment
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 months later...
  • 3 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...

Bug continues to reproduce in version 10.27.

Interestingly, for several versions now that bug does not reproduce in the "Scratch Pad" area. This area does not have the same formatting options as a normal note, which I assume is the reason why.

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
On 2/17/2022 at 1:46 PM, PinkElephant said:

Have you send them a support ticket with that observation yet ?

I have not. I dropped my subscription renewal primarily in protest of the lack of attention on the Android client (my perception, at least, even if it's not reality). They keep trying to woo me back with special offers, but so far I'm holding firm.

Link to comment
  • Level 5

Uhhhh - visions of the last man standing against the attack of the green marketing elephant hordes are crossing my mind. Arrows with poisoned rebate-tips cutting through the air, pointed at the lone soldier … will he dodge the next barrage again ? Stay tuned to know !

Just to mention it: My impression is the Android client is mainly suffering from the diversity of the Android ecosystem itself. The iOS client is running quite smoothly, the last main issues sorted out with release 10.6 . I think they don’t neglect Android, I think they somehow ran into deep trouble with that framework-embedded app design. Maybe a bad framework choice, and now no easy way out.

Link to comment
44 minutes ago, PinkElephant said:

..I think they somehow ran into deep trouble with that framework-embedded app design. Maybe a bad framework choice, and now no easy way out.

That's it. Since the launch of EN10 Android users literally lost their Evernote on mobile and it never came back. Evernote being reduced to the desktop... It is so sad 😞

 

1 hour ago, Paul A. said:

... of the lack of attention on the Android client ....

So yes @Paul A., management has to neglect Android client. CEO celebrates his success on EN10 without acknowledging anything about their obvious Android disaster. The blog post was a hard contest to read for Android users!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
  • Evernote Expert

Except that this isn't a universal experience. EN v10 works absolutely fine for me on my OnePlus 8 with Android 11.

It does everything I could ask for and is far more reliable than the old version. 

I know that this isn't the experience for everyone but it is OK for many.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
  • 1 month later...
  • 3 weeks later...

Still an issue in 10.30.1 AND in 10.31. The 10.31 release notes exclusively lists "bug fixes" as the new features, so I was hopeful, but alas. :( 

Link to comment
  • 3 weeks later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...